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    Really good Thai restaurant

    A good friend of mine will be spending a couple of days in BKK with his partner in a few weeks. He's asked me if I can get any recommendations for a really good Thai restaurant in Silom area (or easily accessible ie Skytrain) from there. Authenticity, taste & atmosphere are what matters more than price. I did suggest street stalls, but I think he wants to impress more than that...

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    Thanks, both.

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    I think I will give them a try myself to.

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    Order Customization on Spiciness Degree and Taste

    not too hot for me,ta

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    There is one, toward end of silom, going left toward Surasak, in that block...

    Definitely Thai run and thai food only, old house, decoration ok, most tuk tuk in area will know it, forgot name sorry, prices are ok, good place..


    Another choice would be going along the river, scnery and food... There are a few choice on bottom of high rise buildings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    The only one worth bothering with.

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    ^ If thats the one on sathorn just of Suan Phlu soi 8 then I give that a yes

    * Edit, just checked website, it is exceptional

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Brown
    If thats the one on sathorn just of Suan Phlu soi 8 then I give that a yes
    I've only been to the Sukhumvit branch, but yes. It is the best bar none.

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    Some of the best Thai food comes from some of the most unassuming places. Then theres the fact that many restaurants do a stand out job of some dishes, but are otherwise mediocre. So any call is highly subjective.

    Celadon Restaurant at the Sukhothai is great- by that I mean the whole experience. It's a beautiful spot, great service, and I can't fault the food at all. Of course, it ain't cheap either- it is the Sukhothai after all, to several the most stylish hotel in Bangkok.

    So if he's got a taste and pocket for luxury, recommended. Not far from Silom, it's on Sathorn Rd.
    probes Aliens

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    I found this little gem a couple of months ago on Loy Krathong night.

    Harmonique
    22 Charoenkrung 34
    02 237 8175

    The food is on par with the Royal Benjarong in the Dussit Thani hotel but the setting is much better. It's a tardis like old Thai house down near the river. If you head down Suriwonge road and turn right at the bottom onto Charoenkrung soi 34 is a few soi's on your left. Traffic was non existent going down there even on Loy Krathong.

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    After purchasing some DVD’s along Silom last night we went to Nooddi’s (no they don’t take off their clothes). I have always enjoyed the food there. Pretty good,………simple and reasonably priced.

    It’s not a night out dinner thing,……..just some place simple/quick/clean to eat at (maybe lunch or a quick dinner). Watch how the girls serve you your soup,…if they bring it to you with their thumb in the bowl (cause the bowl is too hot to carry from below), send it back.

    http://nooddithai.com/eng_contact.htm

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    Oh forgot,..here is a great one, however there is a dress code and the food is overpriced, but I thought I should mention it. Been there and the food is great, when we have been there.

    Dusit Thani on Silom

    http://www.dusit.com/hotels/thailand/bangkok/dusit_thani/restaurants/index.html

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    One more place that is simple/quick/clean where we get dessert along Silom when we’re in the area is Secret Recipe (just a few doors down from Nooddi’s, towards the park). We’ve only eaten (lunch) there once but always get dessert there. Last night,…a Chocolate Brownie and a piece of Chocolate Indulgence Cake.

    http://www.secretrecipe.co.th/branches.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth
    One more place that is simple/quick/clean where we get dessert along Silom when we’re in the area is Secret Recip
    that stretch is a dump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    It is the best bar none.
    How do you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    It is the best bar none.
    How do you know?
    Because you're a prick.

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    Great way to say, ''I don't".

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    I've never found a good restaurant in the Silom area with good food and good ambience other than Baan Khanitha, particularly with overseas guests.

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    Cheers, all, for the input. (esp the comic relief from Marmers & Noods... )


    Have emailed the thread link to him; looks like some good places - anyone want to take me to one while I'm out there???

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    anyone want to take me to one while I'm out there???
    No worries. My favorite, Chez Somchai. Eat all you want. Money is no object.


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    ^ Looks more my style!!!

    Sorry to be picky, Norts, but do you know one that does pad krapao? Pad Thai's not really my fave...

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    I love this place Krua Kan Aeng Restaurant | Got Bangkok has nice thai foods and usually some hot chicks to check out too

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    As an overall experience I liked Nathong Restaurant which is close to an MRT station. see Nathong Restaurant - Bangkok, Thailand and Dreamers Loft: Bangkok 13-15 Feb09 (scroll down a bit on the second one) Apparently featured in Bangkok Dangerous.


    quote from the second............


    Hubby's friend S, recommended this thai seafood place at the Huay Kwang area (neon light district of Bangkok), called Nathong Restaurant. He brought along his thai friend (very pretty thai lady who is so sweet and speaks very good English, she was so nice to translate for us throughout the evening). We met at MRT Hway-Kwang station and took a cab from there.


    This restaurant works abit like our local seafood restaurant, with tanks for live fishes for customers to choose.
    We were impressed by the sheer size of the restaurant. There is a large pond, and a centre-stage built over it featuring thai live bands throughout the night. Patrons could sit at alfresco dining areas built over the pond (surrounding the centre-stage), or level 2 of an adjacent building, garden area, or indoor air-conditioned area.

    As it was Valentine's Day, the entire place was packed and we arrived quite late, so we could only get garden area seats, which was a little far from the centre-stage but still could hear the music.

    Menu selection is extensive and after much deliberation, we settled on 6 dishes, which were quite a lot for just four of us. But we wanted to try a bit of everything lah (gluttony excuse). Food was served fairly quickly. We were famished and tucked into dinner while soaking in the atmosphere. The photos didn't do justice to the food as I didn't have time to slowly take photos.


    Hubby totally loved this fish and I think he ate quite a fair share of it! LOL. The flesh was tender and succulent, and complemented by the tangy sweet, sour and spicy sauce.
    The Tom Yam Goong was peppered with thai spices and very flavourful. Passed hubby's taste test (he is particular about Tom Yam soup!) but I felt it was a tad too spicy and sour for my liking.
    The steam squid offered a piquant taste, probably due to the kaffir lime sauce. Texture of meat was quite tender, just right QQ.

    Stir fry chicken with cashew nut is quite a common thai-chinese dish. This was served well with just the right amount of spiciness and sweetness with tinge of honey.

    I was rather impressed with these steam river prawns! They were tiny but succulent and fresh. Went perfectly with a thai green chilli sauce!

    We also ordered a Kai Lan with oyster sauce which was stir fry just right but a tad salty. All in all, 6 dishes with rice, 8 bottles of coke, 2 bottles of water, 2 bowls of dessert only cost 1600 baht. Sure can't beat that in Singapore!

    After dinner, we went back to hotel tired but satisfied.

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